Oceans

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Scotland’s defenders of the seas: the volunteers standing up for sea life
An unofficial network of fishers, divers and scientists are banding together to stop illegal fishing and curb coastal destruction

Karen McVeigh

24, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Tintagel among castles at risk unless England can hold back the tide
English Heritage identifies six most vulnerable sites as climate change intensifies coastal erosion

Steven Morris

22, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Surfing survivors, friendly sharks and Alaskan plastic: the 2022 Ocean Film festival
The latest UK tour of aquatic documentaries highlights the beauty and fragility of the blue planet – and human interaction with it

Rachel Dixon

20, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space
Scientists used satellite images and more than 300,000 volunteers to count Weddell seals, a key Southern Ocean indicator species

Eva Corlett in Wellington

19, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Aural tattoos’: sperm whales use sounds to signal social identity, say scientists
Research says clicks emitted from whales’ heads are symbolic marking like human social expression

Philip Hoare

16, Sep, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Rate of sea level rise around New Zealand doubles in past 60 years
Climate change named as major driver, with up to $14bn in infrastructure at risk from higher sea levels

Eva Corlett in Wellington

16, Sep, 2022 @12:54 AM

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NGO retracts ‘waste colonialism’ report blaming Asian countries for plastic pollution
Ocean Conservancy apologises for ‘false narrative’ of 2015 study that put blame for bulk of world’s plastic waste on five Asian states

Karen McVeigh

15, Sep, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Discovered in the deep: the crustacean with eyes for a head
Shrimp-like Cystisoma are protected from predators by being virtually invisible – thanks to unique retina and a body that casts almost no shadow

Helen Scales

14, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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EU slammed over failure to protect marine life from ‘destructive’ fishing
Strict no-take policies urged by scientists, who note there is less protection in 59% of marine protected areas than outside MPAs

Karen McVeigh

12, Sep, 2022 @4:16 PM

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More than 1.1m sea turtles illegally killed over past 30 years, study finds
Demand for luxury goods is driving global trade in hawksbill and green turtles, researchers say, adding to calls for more protection

Sofia Quaglia

09, Sep, 2022 @1:43 PM

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World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds
Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the ‘Elvis worms’ that sparkle in the darkness
In 2020, scientists found sparkling Peinaleopolynoe on hydothermal vents in the eastern Pacific – and were irresistibly reminded of the king of rock’n’roll

Helen Scales

07, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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